Dancing for Well-Being
Dancing for Well-Being runs weekly sessions across the Harrogate district for adults with health and mobility issues. Sessions involve movement to music and a whole lot of laughter: our emphasis is on fun! We aim to exercise our social muscles as much as our physical ones and each group finishes with a hot drink, biscuits and a good natter.
We love to hear from new members and potential volunteers or partner organisations, so please get in touch using the contact details below to introduce yourself.
The Ewing Foundation is a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Consultants and Specialist Audiology Technicians support professionals in acquiring the skills and confidence needed to help deaf children use their residual hearing, access technology and develop natural spoken language. We work with teaching staff, schools, services and resource bases. Please visit our website: http://www.ewing-foundation.org.uk to find out more about our services.
Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with over 500,000 members. Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County is part of this wonderful charity covering areas from Settle and Skipton in the west through to Harrogate and Ripon and on to Knaresborough and Boroughbridge in the east.
Thanks to the dedication and support of over 500 amazing volunteers, we give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.
We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. We run Rainbows (5–7 years), Brownies (7–10 years), Guides (10–14 years) and The Senior Section (14–25 years). To volunteer please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk
H.E.L.P – Harrogate Easier Living Project
Our Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) supports adults to continue living safe, well and independently at home with volunteers helping people on both a practical and emotional level with:
- Voluntary car driving, helping people limited by mobility or location to attend medical appointments, make essential trips and join social activities.
- Help at Home gardening, decorating and odd job service supporting residents unable to do to the work themselves and without the means to pay for private tradespeople.
- Home befriending in Ripon providing social contact to isolated residents.
- Information and signposting to connect people with other local sources of support.
- Social and craft groups.
HELP is part of Harrogate and District Community Action.
Harrogate & District Community Action (HADCA)
HADCA is an independent charity supporting communities, charities and volunteers to make Harrogate district a great place to live and work.
We provide information and support for local charities, community groups and social enterprises.
HADCA connects people through local networks, promotes community action and campaigns through local partnerships to make a positive difference.
We also work to raise awareness of the expertise, role and value that the voluntary and community sector can contribute to debate and decision-making on local and regional issues.
The HADCA Where to Turn directory is free to use and contains information about hundreds of charities and community activities supporting good health and wellbeing for people of all ages. The searchable directory is available on the HADCA website at https://hadca.org.uk/wheretoturn.
The HADCA Volunteering Directory can help find your ideal volunteering opportunity according to your interests, availability, age, wheelchair access and location. Search the directory at https://hadca.org.uk/volunteer.
Harrogate and District Deaf Society
Harrogate and District Deaf Society ensure that methods of communicating with born deaf people (BSL users) and acquired Deaf People are continuously improved.
The Society is a partner with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) which runs a drop in session for information and advice at Harrogate Community House each Wednesday afternoon between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.01609 780780 for further information from the sensory officer
Harrogate Fair Trade Shop
Harrogate Fair Trade is a small charity which sells fabulous food and unusual, innovative goods produced by people around the world. Putting people before profit by trading fairly changes people’s lives for the better and benefits whole communitites.
Our office and storeroom at Community House support our shop in the porch of St. Peter’s Church.
Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society, formed in 1972 by a group of enthusiasts, is committed to the works of Sir W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan “in order to foster public knowledge and appreciation of such works by means of public performance”.
We aim to perform one main show per year, initially these were performed in Harrogate Theatre but from 2019 we moved, very successfully, to the Fraser Theatre in Knaresborough.
Since 1986, in addition to our main stage production we have held two Christmas concerts each year in conjunction with the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.
We welcome new members and patrons (you don’t need to know much about G&S to join) many of us just love the fun, the music and chance to perform! In normal times we rehearse on Mondays at 7.30 pm – please check our website for information about rehearsal venues.
Harrogate Stay Well (Horton Housing)
Harrogate Stay Well provides housing-related support for people aged 18 years+ experiencing mental health and housing difficulties, who live in the Harrogate Borough.
The new strength-based, trauma informed, floating support service is currently able to offer weekly visits in people’s own homes if they have a tenancy, licence or are an owner-occupier. We also provide temporary supported accommodation.
On team, we also have our Volunteer Coordinator who will work alongside support staff to build client confidence, help ensure long-term wellbeing, sustain recovery and prevent re-entry into services.
Harrogate Stay Well aims to:
- Promote and develop tenancy management skills to sustain or prevent loss of accommodation
- Enable people to stay healthy, safe and well in the community
- Build resilience and wellbeing to maximise people’s independence
- Develop and support education, access to training, work and/or volunteering opportunities
Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation
Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation is the affiliated charity to Harrogate Town AFC, members of the English Football League (EFL).
The charity works with a number of local stakeholders to meet its objectives, delivering a number of community based programmes for people of all ages. Using the power of football our vision is to create and maintain a healthy, happy and connected Harrogate & District. The primary objectives are to: improve health & wellbeing, foster stronger, safer more active communities and enhance life chances.
For more details please visit our website http://www.htafccommunity.co.uk
Lifeline is a Charity that exists to help with a hand-up and not just a hand-out. We are always working to create better opportunities for the people we house to live better lives. We house anyone who is homeless, living in hostel accommodation or at risk of being homeless and is capable of living independently but still requires support.
Open Arms Malawi
Open Arms Malawi
At Open Arms we believe that every child has the right to survival and development. We provide essential care for Malawi’s orphaned and abandoned children, giving them the chance to achieve their potential within the love and security of a home. Our principal aim is to support the return of fit and healthy toddlers to their extended families. We work closely with local communities to build brighter futures for children and their families for generations to come.
We were set up when a local Harrogate family moved out to Malawi in 2000 to take over the running of a small infant home. We have partnered closely with Ashville College, the Harrogate Advertiser and many generous supporters, businesses and community associations who have not only travelled to Malawi to see our work but have volunteered their time back in the UK. Together we have transformed the lives of over 6,000 children in Malawi over the last 20 years.https://www.openarmsmalawi.org/contact 01423 530129
Wisdom of Faith Ministries
We are a passionate team of trainers, teachers, speakers, mentors and life coaches who specialize in helping people to discover their unique hidden gifts required for their success.
We believe that everything is created on purpose for a purpose. As a result, we run conferences, seminars, workshops, training and mentoring programmes to help people find and fulfil their Inherent Life Purpose.